In an article in Bloomberg Businessweek, Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly declared that he is gay. “Let me be clear,” he wrote. “I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me.”
Alec Momont, whose parents lost a neighbor to cardiac arrest when the ambulance failed to arrive in time, has been developing “ambulance drones” to help keep track of people who might be suffering from heart problems and need an ambulance in a hurry. The drones are a work in progress and could be very expensive once available to the public.
Virtual reality may work well for gaming, but VR immersion therapy, a cheaper and more convenient option, has found a place in the real world, helping treat patients suffering from phobias, anxiety and a host of other issues.
Facebook is pushing to host more content onsite to keep visitors from clicking out to other websites – a move that could change the future of Internet content. Online publishers might not be willing to cede as much control to Facebook, but will they have a choice?
CEO Mark Zuckerberg is looking to connect Facebook’s one billion users in the next 5-10 years to WhatsApp, Messenger, Search, Video, NewsFeed, Oculus, and Instagram before monetizing them and improving advertising. He would also like to have Facebook build the next major computing platform.
Slovakian startup AeroMobil has unveiled its AeroMobil 3.0 – a flying car in development for the past 25 years. The car uses fuel from any old gas station and does not require a lot of runway space to take off. AeroMobil sees a market for its flying vehicle in countries that are strapped for the billions of dollars needed for constant road expansion and maintenance.